News and Notes Canva

October 17, 2017

Dear OLC Families,

Fall has finally brought some “fall-like” weather.  As you get your children ready for school, please makes sure items are marked with their name.  In your child’s class there are many students who wear the same size.  Marking items with your child’s name saves a lot of time and prevents any confusion.  

With the weather getting cooler, we also start to think about what is ahead.  In case of severe weather, we would notify you through SchoolMessenger using email and/ or text.  You may also look on our school website  and our school FaceBook page. Our school will not close if the temperatures get very low.  Our school is warm and a safe place for your child.  We would suggest if your child rides their bike or walks to school that you use your own discretion for their safety.

Literacy Night

Tomorrow is literacy night for grades 1-3.  Please come with your child to share the joy of reading!  The evening begins at 6:00 PM.  For a great article on helping your child with reading CLICK HERE.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Next week are parent and teacher conferences for all students.  All parents are reuired to meet with their child's conferences bannerteacher.  Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Thursday, October 26th to allow for the middle school team of teachers to meet together with parents.  There is no school for students on Friday, October 27th.  To sign up for parent and teacher conferences CLICK HERE

Morning Start

A child’s start to the morning can completely drive their success for the day.  Students should wake up refreshed, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time.  If your child is difficult to wake up or cranky, they may just need their bedtime to be a little earlier.  CLICK HERE for 10 ways to help your child to succeed in elementary school. 

 

sunriseJust a reminder that students that arrive before 7:45 will be sent to before care and charges will be applied.  We expect students to be at their desk and ready to learn by the 8 AM bell.  Students arriving after 8:00 AM must go to the school office for a tardy slip. If a student receives a fifth tardy in a trimester they will be assigned a morning detention with a $5.00 supervision fee.  Failure to attend the detention will result in a double detention.

 

 

IXL

For the second year, our Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students have access to IXL.  This is a wonderful internet based resource to help your student practice Math, Language Arts, and Science skills.  Each student received new usernames and passwords for the year.  We HIGHLY recommend that your child spends some time daily on this website.  CLICK HERE

Sacraments

Children usually will receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in second grade and Confirmation in sixth grade.  It is important to let the school office know if you child has not received a sacrament that has past.  We also need to know if you would like to have your child Baptized.  

Holy Fire

Please pray for our 6, 7, & 8 grade students as they attend Holy Fire this Friday.  This incredible experience, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, is an opportunity for our youth to experience their faith in a new light!  

 

KidStuff Coupon Books go home next week!!

kid stuff Logo Color WebEach student will bring home a KidStuff Coupon book next week.  Please take some time and look through the book. The book offers some fantastic opportunities for Christmas gift shopping as well as using them as gifts! There are coupons for restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. Each book is $25. For every book you purchase, you earn 2 PCP hours. In your child’s bag, you will receive more information about this sale and a white money collect envelope. You will see that you can order books for those that do not live in our area! Families are not required to purchase any books. If you choose not to purchase the book, please return the book to school. Money and/or books are due no later than November 6, 2017.  Books not paid for nor returned will be charged to your FACTS account.  Thank you for your support!

World’s Finest Chocolate

We still have a few additional cases of World’s Finest Chocolate available for sale.  Please contact the school office if you are need of any additional boxes.  Please remember that each additional box sold will be given PCP hours

Family School Association (FSA)

Our Family and School Association is looking for some new parents to help.  Our FSA is  a parent organization that helps with fundraising effort in the school.  FSA has two events coming up! First on Thursday, October 26th will be our annual Fall Family Festival! This is a night of music, food, Halloween costumes, and fun! Second on November 9th, will be the first FSA lunch of the year!  

Basketball

We are very fortunate to have both Junior Varsity and Varsity Girl’s Basketball teams this year! Practices will be held at Manor Gym, 5800 W Park Ave, Cicero. Varsity Practices will be Monday and Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Junior Varsity Practice will be on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Thank you to Ms. Moore for volunteering to coach the Junior Varsity team and to Mrs. De La Sancha for volunteering to coach the Varsity team!

Upcoming Important Dates:

October 18 – Literacy Night 6:00 PM

October 26 – Middle School Early Dismissal 11:30 AM

October 26 – Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences 11:30 AM

October 26 – FSA Fall Family Festival

October 26 – 6, 7, & 8th grade dismiss at 11:30 AM

October 27 – Parent Teacher Conferences

October 30 – High school visits with 6, 7, & 8th Grade

October 31 – Out of Uniform, no costumes

November 1 – All School mass, All Saints Day

November 1 – EARLY DISMISSAL at 2:10 PM

November 3 – No School, Teacher In-Service

November  6-10 – Hunger Scavenger Hunt

November 17 – End of first trimester

Please visit our web page www.olc-school.org  for more important dates and information.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you for your child’s education.  Have a blessed week.